in simple english
Join the discussion about Volpone by asking a new question or answering an existing question.
volpone is a grim satire on man's acquisitive instincts -discuss
Most every religion has its place of worship. Volpone is introduced to the play declaring, “Open the shrine, that I may see my saint”. Gold is Volpone's god, and his shrine, where he plans his future evil doings is named the "blessed room."
The grimmest part of this satire is the knowledge that much of the evil Volpone initiates comes to fruition. People are will to sacrifice everything; their families, their daughters, and their own wealth just to get a piece of Volpone's. He laughs at them, naming them vultures, ravens and other birds of prey. In the end these people are punished in a way that reflects their vices, ruining whatever character they initially had and claiming their dignity.
Join for free to answer this question.